- Jan 15, 2013
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I've mentioned a few times that we're doing a pre-move purge at the house getting ready to downsize.
I've spent the last few months ridding myself of "stuff". I can't tell you how many things I've stumbled across in that process that were "why the hell did I buy that" head shakers. My goal is to no longer have a "collection" of anything. The questioning of my past habits has made me re-think the process somewhat on this current habit. Time will tell how successful I'll be.
I've been there , and I understand exactly how you feel . several years ago I purged myself of almost everything I owned __ just to escape the madness of being The Keeper of Things . I sold off several different types of collections that would never be " complete "
I have 12 guitars now , and my wife ( who I've been trying to get to play for a couple of years now ) asked me the same question posted in the title of this thread . so one day , I sat her down and explained the different voices that they all had . to my surprise , she started to gain interest in the acoustics . now she's using some of them , and I have to admit that a burden has been lifted from my shoulders . less guilt in having so many , when they can be shared . . .
I do like having so many . musical instruments seem to fall outside of the question " Do I have too many ? " . someday I can see myself coming to that conclusion , but for now . they are family